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Cementing the Role of HTA in the Philippines

By Alia Cynthia G. Luz
Category : Others

After a series of catalytic changes in the Philippine healthcare decision-making landscape. The Philippines successfully launched their first health technology assessment (HTA) process and methods guidelines on September 21, 2020. The main purpose of it project is to support the HTA process, prioritise topics and generate evidence and methodologies that will feed into the health benefits […]

At 4500 miles apart, Thailand joins the Kenyan UHC Fund Taskforce Meeting

By Rachel Archer
Category : Others

On 21st September 2020, HITAP joined representatives of the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) Thailand and the National Health Security Office (NHSO) at the Kenyan Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Fund Taskforce meeting chaired by Mr. Geoffrey Malombe from National Treasury and Dr. Mercy Mwangangi, Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) at Ministry of Health (MOH). The UHC […]

HITAP Webinar: Introducing the Whole Disease Modelling Approach

By Chris Painter and Praewa Kulatnam
Category : Others

As economic evaluation methods are constantly changing and developing, it is important to stay abreast of the latest developments so that any beneficial new techniques are utilised, where possible, to maximise the public health impact of health economics and health technology assessment (HTA) research. On Wednesday 19th August 2020, HITAP hosted a webinar with guest […]

Early Health Technology Assessment for a COVID-19 Vaccine

By Christopher Painter, Dr. Yot Teerawattananon, Hannah Clapham and Kalipso Chalkidou
Category : Others

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, it has become increasingly accepted that day-to-day life will not return to anything close to normality until a vaccine or effective treatment is available and widely accessible.1 There are numerous vaccine candidates in development, though it is expected that an effective vaccine will not be available before the […]

HITAP @ PMAC 2020 and UHC Forum 2020

By Chris Painter and Aparna Ananthakrishnan
Category : Others

The Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC) 2020 took place in Bangkok between January 28th and February 2nd. This year PMAC was combined with the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Forum, and the theme for the conference was Accelerating Progress towards UHC. Every year the conference attracts an array of high-profile speakers and attendees and this year […]

When is a SEED Good for Health and Money at the National Level?

By Peeraphol Kanjanakan
Category : Hot Topics

Investment is the seed of economic progress. Wherever it is planted in an appropriate way, it grows and gives us incalculable benefits. Health intervention and technology are the same for national health improvement. They promote citizen’s quality of life and longevity. But how do we know which medical alternatives should be invested in for the […]


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